Biology at Greenville University
The biology major prepares students for careers in medical professions, food and quality control, pharmaceuticals, environmental science, biological research, and more. Biology is a growing field with new breakthroughs in genomics, medicine, molecular biology, and biotechnology. Our faculty achieve the highest knowledge and technical skills, contribute significantly to their chosen fields, and honor the Creator in their work.
Pre-professional programs related to biology include our pre-medical curriculum and pre-nursing curriculum, where you can earn a dual degree: a bachelor of arts with a major in biology and a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) with one of our nursing partnership programs.
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- Hands-on laboratory experiences are built into nearly every course- Join other students in the GU chapter of Tri-Beta, the national biology honors society- Build leadership and scientific skills as a Teaching Assistant, working alongside professors to help prep and run the lab activities- Join our six-week summer research program and work alongside a faculty member as a paid research assistant
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Get to know your professors in small classes and lab settings, and in one-on-one conversations outside of class.
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- Human cadaver anatomy course
- Experience through the Au Sable Institute in Michigan provides hands-on learning in the outdoors to prepare students for careers solving the earth's toughest environmental challenges.
Flexible major requirements allows you to customize the major to fit your goals
Hands-on laboratory experiences are built into nearly every course. Build leadership and scientific skills as a Teaching Assistant, working alongside professors to help prep and run the lab activities
We have articulation agreements with Logan School of Chiropractic Medicine and A.T. Still University/ Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, both in Missouri, and AUA School of Medicine in Antigua.
Students from GU can participate in intensive field-based courses in Biology with the Au Sable Institute in one of four campuses: Northern Michigan, Pacific Rim, Costa Rica, and India. Courses include Animal Ecology, Aquatic Biology, Marine Mammals, Alpine Ecology, and 19 others. Turn anatomy and physiology concepts into reality by taking a human cadaver anatomy course
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Explore Ayers Field Station
The 140-acre John and Martha Ayers Science Field Station is 3.8 miles north of GU's campus. This unique learning environment facilitates classes in botany, ecology, and environmental science.